There are 11 chapters in Release 1.0. The first eight deal with contemporary topics of theory and applications including gravitation, nuclear and particle physics, nanoscience, and 21st century technologies used for medical imaging and visual display. The final three chapters focus on laboratory work employing state-of-the-practice equipment and the rapidly developing field of modeling and simulation.
The reader will find that, unlike traditional textbooks of the last century, the chapters of this book read more like a collection of diverse essays, as all are written by different authors, and each reflect an individual’s unique voice. This style has become the norm in a world where students increasingly access data from the World Wide Web and pull together the pieces that they feel tell them a proper story. We offer this book as a starting point for a proper 21st century story of physics and hope that today’s students find it useful.